The Swinging Foxes open Honey Brook Summer Concert Series June 1

Submitted photo The Swinging Foxes perform at Honey Brook Borough June 1.
Submitted photo Honey Brook Borough band shell construction.

The free Summer Concert Series in Honey Brook Borough Park will begin on Sunday evening, June 1 at 5:30 p.m. when The Swinging Foxes take the stage in the Park’s new band shell pavilion.

The Swinging Foxes are a genre blending collective with a sound that is Vintage Blues, 1930s and 40s Swing, R&B and Soul. Rooted in Philadelphia, they deliver tight Boogie Woogie, sultry vocal Jazz and sassy Rhythm and Blues. The core members of the band are Amber Rae on vocals, Andy Buraz on guitar and Ellen Houle on drums. Additional performers for this show will be Patrick Hughes on trumpet and Pete Souders on saxophone.

The Swinging Foxes have been invited to perform at many of the regions premier venues and festivals including the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the Philadelphia Art Museum, and the Berks Jazz Festival. A few of their many influences include Aretha Franklin, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, The Rolling Stones, The Allman Brothers, Billie Holliday and Martha and the Vandellas.

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Honey Brook’s Summer Concert Series is in it’s sixth season and continues to offer a variety of musical genres. During the past five seasons the Park and Recreation Committee used a large borrowed tent and a make shift plywood stage to accommodate the bands. It was evident, after a few years of increasing attendance at the concerts and the inefficiency of using the tent, especially in foul weather, that a permanent structure was needed. Honey Brook Borough Council supported the project financially and with a volunteer work crew, the pavilion will be constructed and ready for the first concert of the season.

The Summer Concert Series will continue with Spirit Wing, an acoustic/electric band with Native American influence on Sunday, Aug. 10, 5:30 to 8 p.m., and Rizzetta’s Tones, an American Celtic World band on Sunday, Sept. 7, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Concert goers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics and enjoy wonderful music in a relaxing outdoor setting. Food, snacks and drinks will be available for purchase at each concert courtesy of the Honey Brook Lions Club.

In the event of inclement weather a decision will be made by 1 p.m. the day of the concert whether to cancel. A recorded message will be placed on the Borough office answering machine, 610-23-2020. The borough and the performers will make every effort to reschedule cancelled concerts.

Check out Honey Brook Borough’s website at honeybrookborough.net for information on other park events and details about each of the bands featured this season.